Hailed abroad, Dean not part of Obama's circle--HARROGATE, England - "I could have kissed you," Lynne Featherstone, a member of Britain's Parliament, told Howard Dean after a midday address to the Liberal Democrats' spring conference in which he explained how the Internet could be an effective tool to energize activists and enlist new supporters.Howie P.S.: H/t to Ben Smith.
"We do all look to you as the mother of all this and then to Barack Obama as the child who prospered from it," Featherstone said, introducing Dean to the party technology board she chairs.
When Dean visited Oxford Union, he instructed students not to repeat what he described as his generation's mistakes.
"Don't ever put politics aside," he said, backlit through stained glass in an unheated gothic chamber. "If you take a vacation from politics, you let other people do your talking for you."